1900 ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD - A HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING ALPHABETS FROM ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN ERA BY THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROFESSOR, AUTHOR AND RENOWNED LINGUIST

By: JOHN C.C. CLARKE

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On offer is an absolutely remarkable handwritten manuscript work of tremendous depth, researched, written and compiled by John C.C. Clarke, A.M, titled "ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD." This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian Comparative Tables, Coptic (Egyptian), Ancient Libyan, modern Libyan, Southern Arabic and so on. 479 pp but not all pages are full since Mr. Clarke left space between chapters and spare pages if he overwrote. The work is complete as per the author's handwritten notes. The author has signed the last page stating it is wholly executed and listing the sections of the book for which he claims originality. Scholars and historians of world languages will find this work priceless for its remarkable detail and depth. An added bonus is a wealth of ephemera being newspaper articles about the author and his work. As mentioned the author states "This book, on this date is wholly executed….Sep 21, 1900" as if in preparation for publishing [though it never was]. On the last page Mr. Clark provides a concise biography: he was born in Providence R.I. in 1833. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and got his A.B. and M.A. from the University of Rochester (1859, and 1866). He earned his doctorate in 1894 from Bellevue College of the University of Omaha. He was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1865 to 1867. He was a Professor of Greek, Modern Languages and Hebrew at various colleges - see photo. He was a pastor in Yonkers, NY, also Chicago and Cincinnati. He wrote three books - The Origin and Varieties of the Semitic Alphabet (Chicago, 1884, 20 pages of plates); Man and his Divine Father (Chicago 1900) and Revelation Rediscovered (Chicago 1905). There are many citations throughout this work which provide a valuable bibliography and footnotes. This large leather gilt edged and titled book is in MINT condition as it has been stored in cloth and boxed for nearly 110 years.

Title: 1900 ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD - A HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING ALPHABETS FROM ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN ERA BY THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROFESSOR, AUTHOR AND RENOWNED LINGUIST

Author Name: JOHN C.C. CLARKE

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1900

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Fine

Inscription: Autograph

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 000705

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